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: Overture

Haydn Overture: Armid* LAUSANNE CHAMBER
ORCHESTRA conducted by ANTAL DORATI
7.11* Hummel Septet in c (Military)
CONSORTIUM CLASSICUM
7.37* Chopin Berceuse
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN (piano)
7.42* Smetana Symphonic Poem: Wallenstein's Camp BAVARIAN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by RAFAEL KUBELIK : records

Contributors

Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Chopin Berceuse
Piano: Arthur Rubinstein
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik

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: Morning Concert

Beethoven Overture: Fidelio: LONDON
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted byANDREW DAVIS
8.12* Moscheles Piano Concerto in G minor MICHAEL PONTI
PHILHARMONIA HUNGARICA conducted by OTHMAR MAGA
8.38* Mozart Symphony No 20, in D (K 133)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, conducted by KARL BŌHM: records

Contributors

Conducted Byandrew: Andrew Davis
Conducted By: Othmar Maga

: News

: This Week's Composer

Bartok
Historic Recordings
The Ideal (Two Portraits, Op 5): JOSEPH SZIGETI (ViOlin), PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, conducted by CONSTANT LAMBERT
Piano Concerto No 3
GYORGY SANDOR, PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA, conducted by EUGENE ORMANDY ed Serly Viola Concerto WILLIAM PRIMROSE
NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by TIBOR SERLY gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Constant Lambert
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Conducted By: Tibor Serly

: BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra

conductor ERIC WETHERELL J. C. Bach Symphony in G minor, Op 6 No 6
Berkeley Divertimento
Rossini Overture: The Turk in Italy

: Young Artists Recital

MARJA BON (piano)
Janacek In the Mist
Mendelssohn Songs without Words: E flat, Op 38 No 1; r sharp minor, Op 19 No 5; E minor, Op 102 No 1; r sharp minor. Op 67 No 2; F sharp minor, Op 30 No 6; B minor, Op 30 No 4
Messiaen Le regard du père; Le regard de la vierge; Le regard des prophetes, des bergers et des mages (Vingt regards sur l'enfant-Jésus)
Debussy Mouvement (Imi ages)

: London Saxophone Quartet

Ian Macpherson Quartet for saxophones
Gordon Jacob Saxophone Quartet No 2
(Both first broadcast performances)
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Ian MacPherson

: Midday Concert

GYORGY PAUK (violin)
BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA leader DENNIS SIMONS conductor RAYMOND LEPPARD Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major

Contributors

Leader: Dennis Simons

: News

: Midday Concert

Part 2 Sibelius
Symphony No 1, in E minor BBC Manchester

: The Arts Worldwide

A weekly news bulletin of events in the arts abroad.

: The Music of Slovakia

The first of a series of three programmes exploring the musical cultures of three regions situated at the crossroads of the east and west.
The programme includes traditional music from the Tatras, part of a Christmas Mass from the 18th century, a pastoral symphony that foreshadowed Beethoven, an excerpt from the first Slovak opera and a Heroic Ballad for string orchestra by Dezider Kardos , dedicated to the Slovak Uprising: records

Contributors

Unknown: Dezider Kardos

: Cohen Trio

Raymond Cohen (violin) Robert Cohen (cello) Anthya Rael (piano)
Bloch Three Nocturnes
Dvorak Trio in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky)

Contributors

Violin: Raymond Cohen
Cello: Robert Cohen
Piano: Anthya Rael

: Comparing Notes

For encouragement during a time of epidemics, Christopher Hogwood introduces a selection of ' medical' and ' recovery ' music, including Couperin's La convalescent, a note from Beethoven to his doctor, Marin Marais's description of a successful operation for the removal of a gallstone, and Strauss's Sonatina No 1, for wind instruments (From an Invalid's Workshop). gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Jack Brymer introduces a sequence of music for early evening. followed by an interlude

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Brymer

: One Pair of Ears

Gerald Lamer has been listening to the past week's music broadcasting on radio and gives a critical review of what he has heard.
BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Lamer

: Play It Again

Piers Burton-Page talks about the music he has selected from this week's broadcasts and will be presenting tomorrow at 2.0

Contributors

Talks: Piers Burton-Page

: Tippett and Beethoven

One of a fortnightly series of concerts, given before an invited audience, direct from the Broadcasting Centre. Birmingham Lindsay String Quartet Peter Cropper (violin) Ronald Birks (violin) Roger Bigley (viola)
Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello)
Part 1 Tippett Quartet No 4

Contributors

Violin: Peter Cropper
Violin: Ronald Birks
Viola: Roger Bigley
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith

: * Sweet Compulsion

An anthology of poems about music, compiled by TERENCE TILLER and read by HUGH DICKSON , HENRY KNOWLES and JOHN WEST-BROOK.

Contributors

Unknown: Terence Tiller
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Read By: Henry Knowles

: Concert

Part 2 Beethoven
Quartet in A minor, Op 132 BBC Birmingham

: Sol Plaatje

The story of a remarkable South African, in a programme by MARY BENSON , based on his life and writings
Narrator Michael Johnson Sol Plaatje
JOHN MATSHIKIZA with BRIAN CARROLL PATRICK BARR
JOHN BOTT
GORDON DULIEU and HUGH QUARSHIE
Plaatje was a self-taught young African who became a journalist and later a famous politician. The programme contains extracts from his vivid diaries kept during the Boer War. Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNING

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Benson
Narrator: Michael Johnson
Narrator: Sol Plaatje
Narrator: John Matshikiza
Unknown: Brian Carroll
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Gordon Dulieu
Unknown: Hugh Quarshie
Directed By: Christopher Venning

: Rozhdestvensky and the BBC Symphony Orchestra

leader BELA DEKANY
Prokofiev Ballet: Chout

Contributors

Leader: Bela Dekany

: Wagner's Gotterdammerung

The Ring poses questions which can perhaps only be solved in the cinema. Yet, as Shaw wrote, to be devoted to Wagner, ' reverencing his superiority without understanding it', is no true Wagnerism.
John Culshaw talks about some of the demands and rewards of Gbtterdammerung, that summit of a musical Everest, the climax of which is, or should be, ' one of the most shattering musical and dramatic experiences of a lifetime
(The English National Opera Twilight of the Gods: next Sunday)

Contributors

Talks: John Culshaw

: Troubadour Songs

MARTIN BEST (tenor) with accompaniments played on medieval Instruments gramophone record

: News









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